The Macallan Estate Reserve

The Macallan Estate Reserve

(0.75l, 45.7%)

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It’s a classic The Macallan Single Malt but more of it with perfect balance.

Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the “Big 3” Single Malts in Scotland. Fortunately, they have achieved this scale without sacrificing quality. A change in UK labeling laws aced them out of their “Speyside” designation. But just because the British Parliament gerrymandered the “official” boundaries doesn’t mean whiskey-lovers have to pay any attention.

Their achievements are numerous — including setting the record price ever paid at auction for a single bottle of Scotch. They produce a very broad range of world-class Single Malt Whiskies that have a huge global following.

We travel a lot for work and pleasure. And because we are Whisky-nerds to the core, we don’t mind the occasional airport layover because it gives us the chance to cruise the duty-free shops for rare drams. The Macallan Estate Reserve is one of those. It is normally bottled exclusively for the travel retail market so it’s nearly impossible to get your hands on it in the local shops. In this case, it’s a fine, classic The Macallan Single Malt aged in 100% Sherry hogshead casks and bottled at an extremely pleasant and perfectly balanced at 45.7% ABV.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery

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milk chocolate
What does The Macallan Estate Reserve taste like?

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Scotch Whisky is almost never aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing is concluded in various wine casks, such as sherry or port.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
This fine Single Malt has a perfume of Sherry notes with rancio, tooled leather, cedar wood, apricot, and milk chocolate.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is classic The Macallan and lots of it, with notes of rich Sherry creams, caramel, espresso, baking spices, and berry compote dancing on the tongue.

The finish lingers nicely with a zesty bite and notes of berries and pecan pralines.

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Ratings & Reviews
One of the smoothest scotches I have ever had
Solid simple not peated
Great smooth easy to drink scotch yet complex enough to be interesting. If you like a slight sweetness and are ok with something that isn't as well aged as others at this price point its a fantastic scotch.
a bit underwhelming. dont get me wrong, it was very good but a bit flat and not as smooth compared to Macallan Rare Cask
Ultimate in wood and spice flavor
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